European equity close: A stumble into the April finishline leading to monthly declines

Closing changes on the day:

Stoxx 600 -0.6%German DAX –1.0%UK FTSE 100 flatFrench CAC –1.0%Italy MIB –1.5%Spain IBEX -2.2%

European stocks closed near the lows a sentiment deteriorated late. Shares prices fell on the month but are still up 5-12% year-to-date.

Closing changes on the month (big UK outperformance for a change):

Stoxx 600 -1.6%German DAX -3.0%UK FTSE 100 +2.4French CAC –2.7%Italy MIB –3.1%Spain IBEX -2.0%

This article was written by Adam Button at www.forexlive.com.